July 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 10 "Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

Actor Kurt Russell
Actor
Kurt Russell
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Jul 20 Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
  • Jul 23 14th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 5 Ryan Hansen, American actor
  • Jul 11 Carla Campbell, Jamaican model
  • Jul 11 Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician
  • Jul 14 Lee Mead, English actor
  • Jul 21 Chrishell Stause, American actress
  • Jul 21 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • Jul 24 Summer Glau, American actress
  • Jul 26 Abe Forsythe, Australian actor and director (Down Under)
  • Jul 28 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor, born in Clarinda, Iowa
  • Jul 28 Jo In Sung, South Korean actor (What Happened in Bali), born in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong District, South Korea
  • Jul 31 Eric Lively, American actor (The Butterfly Effect 2), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 31 J.Son Dinant, American comedian, born in Syracuse, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 George Voskovec, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag), dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Robert Emmett Keane, actor (Rookie Cop, Red Dragon), dies
  • Jul 3 Ross Martin, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West), dies at 61
  • Jul 7 Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), dies at 58
  • Jul 8 Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
  • Jul 25 Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69